You don’t have to head to a museum to see an impressive work of art. Just go outside and look at the trees. Mother Nature’s masterful sculptures are right by the curb or the park bench, but they are so often and so easily overlooked. That’s just one of the reasons we love to feature trees on our outdoor scavenger hunts.
In Philadelphia’s Washington Square, we send hunters in search of the tree that grew from seeds that traveled into space and back with an Apollo mission. In another Washington Square in New York City’s Greenwich Village, our hunt points out the “Hangman’s Elm,” which legend (inaccurately) says helped execute criminals back in colonial times. On the Babson College campus outside of Boston, teams must locate an apple tree that descends from the very tree Isaac Newton sat under when falling fruit prompted his “eureka!” moment. Then there’s the historic Read More